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School of Education

College of Business, Recreation, and Education

Promoting Social Justice, Embracing Diversity, and Enhancing Education

The accredited School of Education will prepare you to inspire and empower future generations of learners. We develop liberally educated and motivated teachers who are equipped with the technology to educate future generations successfully and creatively. Whether you pursue elementary or secondary education, your coursework will cover theory, teaching methods, and in-classroom experience.

Education, B.A. | Elementary Education, B.A. | Secondary Education, B.A.


Graduate Programs
Curriculum and Instruction, M.A. | Teaching, M.A

We offer a variety of teaching fields for you to pursue from music and art to math and science. No matter the specialization, you will graduate ready to confidently lead a classroom of your own. Our rigorous program ensures that students can teach, and reinforces their practices through numerous teaching projects and field-based practicum / clinical experience opportunities.   


In the spring of 2018, Shepherd University’s Teacher Education Program passed the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation review and received renewed full accreditation. Shepherd University is proud of this notable achievement.

Please visit our Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Review website, devoted to providing the public our annual reporting information as provided to CAEP each spring.  The information located here includes a variety of data and continuous improvement and quality assurance measures relevant to our Educator Preparation Program (EPP).

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